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Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

The Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday, July 5.

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Marcel Sunier, project director for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm scheme that is being built by EDF Energy Renewables. Picture by Chris Henderson Photography.

Public events for wind farm project

Residents have the opportunity to find out the latest information on the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project.

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Serial fly-tipper brought to justice

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the countryside in Northumberland has been prosecuted by the county council.

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Five of the strangest things found down drains in the North East - a bra.

Five of the strangest things in our drains

A bra, an unopened can of lager, false teeth and even an animal skull have all caused blockages in the North East’s sewer and drains networks.

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Pictured are NWT volunteers with volunteer co-ordinator Lou Chapman (holding cheque) and people and wildlife officer Lauren Ogilvie (centre with flag) in front of the workshop and tool storage facility. Picture by Richard Clark.

One million reasons for trust to smile

Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) is celebrating after a major funding milestone was reached thanks to players of the UK’s largest charity lottery.

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Crackdown on illegal fishing

Crackdown on illegal fishing

Environment Agency officers checked more than 400 rod licences in an Easter weekend crackdown on illegal fishing.

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Bin collections over Easter

Bin collections over Easter

Residents are reminded all bin collections across Northumberland will be one day late after Bank Holiday Monday.

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Litter on verges beside the A1

A clean sweep for the county’s major roads

Tonnes of rubbish are being removed from Northumberland major roads during an in-depth clean-up ahead of the main tourist season.

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Kids get planting as free packs arrive

Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust.

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Dumping of illegal waste in spotlight

Almost a third of rural land owners and agricultural businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber have had illegal waste dumped on their land in the last three years, according to new research.

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The close season for coarse fishing on rivers starts tomorrow.

River patrols planned as coarse fishing close season starts

Anglers are being reminded that the close season for coarse fishing in rivers starts tomorrow.

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A male hen harrier in flight. Picture by Andy Hay, RSPB Images

Have you spotted one of these birds?

The RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans to keep a look out for hen harriers, one of England’s rarest birds of prey.

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The 88-metre Adwen blade arriving in Blyth

Giant wind-turbine blade arrives in Northumberland

One of the world’s longest offshore wind-turbine blades is pictured arriving into the Port of Blyth.

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From left, Les Wharton (Able Construction), Fiona Gibson, (Friends of Ridley Park), Coun Adrian Cartie (Blyth Town Council), Coun Eileen Cartie (Northumberland County Council), George Robson (Friends of Ridley Park).

Park will soon have a new toilet block

Construction work for a project to improve a set of facilities at a Northumberland park has got under way.

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Fly-tipping near Norham

Asbestos fly-tipping cases soar across Northumberland

A surge of asbestos fly-tipping incidents across Northumberland is causing environmental and health concerns.

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The blackbird was the most common playground visitor in 2016. Picture courtesy of RSPB

Schools can take part in Birdwatch

Children all over Northumberland are swapping books for binoculars to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Almost £220,000 in fines and costs were imposed by courts in 2016 following Environment Agency investigations into those flouting waste and fishing laws in the North East.

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Chimney collapse at Low Greens in Berwick.

Council staff on standby for windy weather

Northumberland County Council teams are on standby to tackle any issues caused by the windy weather forecast over the coming days.

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Icy mornings may be on the cards this weekend.

A wintry weekend: Your North East forecast from the Met Office

Frosty mornings and heavy showers are forecast for the North East this weekend.
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The Polar Vortex may cause temperatures to plummet

Why the North East could be set for its coldest winter in years

Last week the North East had an early taste of winter as snow fell on higher ground - and forecasters are warning it could just be the start of a very cold winter.

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